Sunday, February 1, 2009

Im Boycotting Best Buy! *throws up the middle*

Quick Story...

So today I was looking for my In Search Of Cd (NERD) and couldn't find it so I decide to go to Best Buy to get another copy because I wanted to get it signed when I see them Friday...

So I go to Best Buy, which is where I always go to purchase my cds, looking for the N.E.R.D classic and all of a sudden I think to myself "hmmmm I should go head and pick up another copy of The Cool since my other copies are all skipping like crazy"

I found the N.E.R.D with no problem, they had a tab and luckily I grabbed the last cd left. After I got the N.E.R.D cd I began to go look for Lu's cd...this is where it gets STUPID...

The first section i look in for Lu's cd is the Rap section...common sense since he's a rapper right?? WRONG! no where to be found...I looked under the F's and the L's...negro was absent in both areas...

So at this point I begin to think "hmmm maybe they put him under the R&B/Rock section" so being the die-hard fan that I am, i proceed to go look in a section that I just know that he not gonna be in...and come up with....NOTHING...AT ALL.

During this whole time I'm on the phone with my Femme sis Brandi and Im telling her "either I'm blind, or this Best Buy straight not carrying Lu's music" Not giving up hope, I now decide to GO BACK TO THE RAP SECTION and look and see if maybe I over looked his tab amongst the staple of irrelevant artist that actually do have tabs...I see a tab for Lady Soverign, I see a tab for Lil Zane, even saw a tab for Mystikal (who I'm actually a fan of) BUT NO FUCKING TAB FOR LUPE MOTHERFUCKING FIASCO!!!!!!!

So at this point in time im causing a scene in Best Buy, I go ask the worker "Where is Lupe Fiasco in the Rap Section" he takes me over looks in the same place I do...he even goes over to the R&B/Rock section and he returns to me and says "We don't have him I'm sorry" and I'm like "What do you mean you don't have him!?!?!?...he's gonna be so hurt yall not carrying his music!" and I walk the hell off mad as hell...

Im HELLA disturbed with Best Buy. How the hell you got a tab for Lady Soverign...but don't even have nothing for Lupe Fiasco WHO HAPPENS TO BE A GRAMMY WINNING ARTIST? Im missing something here...and the FUNNIEST PART of this whole story is that I didnt even go in Best Buy to get The Cool but I'm glad I checked cuz im SURELY going to make sure that get Lupe back into their store!

After purchasing my NERD cd from Best Buy I get in my car and drive across the street to Target just to get The Cool (and I picked up 808's) Please don't ask me how many copies of The Cool that I have cuz I surely couldnt tell ya lol

For those that shop at Best Buy, check out your local store and see if they carry Lupe's music...if not get the store information and I'm gonna see about getting his music in the store...I don't know about yall but to me this is a SERIOUS PROBLEM!

7 comments:

James said...

You should've went to talk to a manager and tell them that you work with the label and let them know that they should really order some Lupe Fiasco, and that it would help there lame ass sales total. ha.

John N said...

The same thing happened to me. I was gonna go buy The Cool for my friend for Christmas, and I couldn't find it anywhere. They told me they didn't have any Lupe and I was pissed. I just went to another store and picked it up instead.

Fooz said...

The problem is that you're going to Best Buy in the first place. Looking on best buys website, I see that 5 out of 6 of the nearest best buys have a copy in stock, but I still wouldn't give them my money in exchange for one.

Try a mom and pop hip hop shop, or even just a general mom and pop. Best Buy music is just like radio, they have the same payola scheme that radio has, featuring "artists" that labels pay for.

Dope Ass Crew said...

No no no..... I work 4 Best Buy (& also a proud owner of 30 copies of The Cool) so I know exactly how this situation came about. Lupe's albums sell faster than we can stock them! The Cool came out 2 years ago (almost) so labels don't send them in in mass quantities BB stores get shipments twice a week and on average we may get seven copies of the cool per week. (And I am in the highest traffic store in the midwest one that I can proudly say Lupe shops in!) He happens to have fans that purchase his albums! Once a CD is sold out we take the tags down to leave shelf space for other artist. Just because they didn't have it in stock doesn't mean we don't carry the album it means we sell the album! All of the other albums you mentioned were artist who don't sell or old school ass LPs that we can't send back. Don't boycott Best Buy. They are just as Lu is a company that used 2 be underground then BOOM blew up and is the best option in their industry. Blame Warner for not getting the album 2 us quickly enough!

MaxHaben said...

stanzilla

Brandon said...

best buy actually carried a special edition The Cool w/DVD when I bought my copy the day it dropped. so it was like a double disc...the dvd had performances, The Cool interviews and song breakdowns by lupe himself. those editions of the Cool were best buy exclusives...said so on the case. so iono whats going on...odd...

I hate my Job said...

Although I had to search really hard,I actually found and purchased "The Cool" from Bestbuy. That was early last year though so they might have stoped carrying Lupe. Bestbuy (Dammit Why???. I'll go and investigate.